Chris Acito

CEO and CIO, Gapstow

Chris Acito is Gapstow’s Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer and has responsibility for managing the overall business and as a portfolio manager for each of the Gapstow funds. Prior to founding Gapstow in 2009, Chris was the Global Chief Operating Officer for Investcorp’s Hedge Fund Group, which at its peak allocated nearly $8.5 billion in client and proprietary capital, across both multi-manager and single-manager hedge funds. In addition to managing a global infrastructure (New York, London, and Bahrain), Chris was responsible for creating both HFG’s US-European capital raising efforts and its hedge fund seeding capability, which included nearly $2.5 billion in assets under management across eight managers. Prior to Investcorp, Chris enjoyed a ten-year career as a management consultant, first with Booz-Allen & Hamilton’s Banking & Capital Markets practice, then later branching off to found Casey, Quirk, & Acito, a specialist firm focusing exclusively on the global investment management industry.  Chris began his career as an economist. He served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in both the Bush and Clinton administrations, where his areas of expertise were financial markets and macroeconomic policy. He was also the Managing Director of the Center for Population Economics, a Chicago-based group dedicated to researching issues in health economics under the direction of Noble Prize winner Robert W. Fogel. Chris holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago, and is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for Peddie School in Hightstown, New Jersey.

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